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Doggface208 | Average To Savage EP116


This is the one hundred and sixteenth episode of the Average to Savage podcast featuring Nathan Apodaca aka Doggface208. Paul Guarino talked with Doggface208 discussing him going viral on Tiktok, how his life has changed since, and what he's going to do next.

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This podcast interview with Doggface208 was originally recorded on January 5, 2021

...this'll is the average to savage podcast with Paul Guerrino. Everyone in anyone athletes, celebs and much more. What's up, everybody? I'm back for another episode. The average savage podcasts. Our special guest today is none other than Dogface. How's it going? What's up, man? How you doing? I appreciate you coming on. Hey, no doubt. I appreciate you bringing me on. You know what I mean? For sure. Uh, let's just Let's just talk about it. You know, everyone knows you went viral. The Fleetwood Mac song. You're just cruising on your skateboard, drinking some ocean spray. So one how that how that just that tic tac come about? Basically, I was just going to work. And you know what I mean. My truck usually dies out, like every other day or something like that. It's just old. The batteries run down, You know what I mean? So it shut down. I had, like, less than 10 minutes to get to work. I was like, Okay, I got my board. I got my juice. I'm just gonna take off. You know what I mean? No worries. I'll just get it, you know, juiced up when I get done with working everything and then Yeah. So I took off. Start looking through my list. Then I'd seen dreams was one of the top ones. Start because I listened to everything before I go, you know what I mean? So I was going through seeing it, heard it, seeing the video in my head When I was coming down the ways, I was like, I'm a coast down. Just get this video and proposed to see what's up. When I first did the video and went down, E thought I'd be able to come up and try to do it again. But I caught speed after the video ended, so I couldn't stop. So I just followed with it all the way down the end of the little off ramp thing. By time I got down there, I looked up and I was like, I'm not walking back up there to try this again. So held it. Let's just go with it. So, yeah, I went to work and then I sit there looking at it. I was like, OK, I don't know if I wanna supposedly it or should I? You know, because to me, I didn't Look, I was gonna look like I didn't look like I was going too fast. So then I was like, All right, maybe everyone's gonna hate on it. So I was like, Okay, whatever. I'll just post it and see what you know what the outcome is, Then, like I said, within an hour, I already had 400,000 views. So to me, that was like, Well, you know what I mean. Okay, that's actually might get a million today. You know, less than seven hours that got a million views. And then after that, it was just Yeah. Two days later, I had management trying to hit me up. I was like, What the hell? You know, it's crazy. Yeah, that's crazy. But I know you had some other videos block before that, right? What was like, What was your previous high? My first one that blew up was the get up dance. You know what I mean? That was a trending dance that was going on in Ticktock when it when I first got on. And then the second one was the first of the month by bone, thugs and harmony. I did a little skit of that and that blew up. It went on Twitter. Everything. Just like the Fleetwood Mac song. You know what I mean? And but it just didn't blow up Blow up. It was, but it blew up. You know, it was crazy because that was, like, my first couple that went viral, viral, you know, and yeah, Other than that, I get million views on a couple other, you know, videos on tick tock. But it would take weeks or months, you know, But I just always have to wait to...

...see it. And then this one, it was just instant instant then. Yet it's crazy. Yeah. So? So say, like the day. So the day, like the say 24 hours go by. So what? What happened? Like after that? Nothing, really. After the 1st 24 hours, I was just, like, tripping out on how many views and everything, You know what I mean? And I was just like crazy, you know? And then everybody just kept sending to me from Facebook. You know, my mom was sending it to me. My aunties. That's when I was like Okay, well, that's what E I was like, OK, something's going on here. You know. I mean, then when they told me that Fleetwood Mac, you know, forward it and retweeted today or whatever you know, on Twitter and all that, that's when I think it really started kicking off an ocean spray jumped in and, you know, start retweeting it and everything. And everybody just caught the vibe from it and it just blew up, you know what I mean? Then after that, the second day, like I said, is when I looked at my messages because I was getting messages before from orders that I was doing because I was stitching my own hats and everything, embroidering them and selling them. And then, like I said, I would go through. And when I get caught up in my sales, I go and look at the ones that I didn't see, you know, in the plus, whatever you know, the ones that I can't see or whatever. So I go in there, I looked in there and then also, I see all these blue check marks and all these people are like trying to reach out. And I'm like, What the hell is all this shit? You know what I mean? Like what the hell And then I see that the management, you know, like managing now JIA Tony Inc started trying to reach out to me. Gina Rodriguez shout out to them, you know, they came out and start reaching out to me, and I was like, Yeah, right. You know, who am I? Thio, you know, go out and do anything like this or whatever. I try to be anybody. You know, Everybody kept telling me, What are you doing? Why don't you doing any interviews? You know, if somebody wants to interview, this person wants to interview. And I'm like, What do you mean? They want to interview me? You know what I mean? I just did a tick tock. You gotta read a video like no, every reaching everybody. This man, I was like Like, like, for real. You know, when they're like, Yeah, So I was like, All right, whatever. Then that's when I reached out to Gina. And she's like, Yeah, I can do this for you in this for you hopefully do something for you know, And, you know, I was like, All right, well, let's, you know, see what you can do. And yeah, ever since then. It's just been blessing after blessing, you know? Yeah. Now I gotta ask. Since you, since you had all those people, like, how did you pick your agency? Honestly, she was the first person reach out to me, and I didn't know any other people were trying to reach out to me or anything. Tell that. Yeah, Like I said, I looked into that other side, you know, on. And I've seen all these people, and I was just like, Yeah, that's crazy. You know, I was just happy that she jumped on board, you know, because she's down to Earth person. She's straight up. You know what I mean? She's got my back, you know? It's It's she's dope, you know? Yeah, that's awesome. Yeah, I read somewhere. So you bought your own sewing machine to make your own apparel, right? Yeah. On tax season, I went and got me, uh, embroidering machine from Walmart from Wally World. And then, like I said, I sat here after work and I come home and I get some water. As much as I could write it down. Sometimes I forget because the pothead shit. You know what I mean. and but...

...then I try to keep something to write it down and everything, but yeah, I come home and spend like an hour or so in my lady. No, just talking, eating whatever. That this is from eight o'clock, you know, seven o'clock in the morning. Day until 567 sometimes, you know? Ah, full day work. You know, I still come home, spend my hour with my lady family, friends, everybody like that. And then, boom, I get on tick tock, do a video or so and then I go on live, and I used to call it the sweatshop Sesh is what I called it. And then, yeah, I'd sit there and I go on live and I just sit there and just boom, boom. I'd make hat after hat after hat talk to my fans at the same time, and yeah, it was just It was the same man, you know? I mean, it was just routine daily thing that I could just constantly for, like, ah, year and a half. I don't even know, man. Long time. That's no. Yeah, I mean, that's what I mean. That's what people I don't think people realize sometimes like like a lot of people still have nine to fives, and then they do their do their side hustle after Oh, yeah. Oh, yeah. When I started selling those beanies, that's when it kicked off. Because I sell 50 shirts are trying to sell 50 shirts, and they didn't really sell. They took me forever to sell those. So then when I did the be anything, that's when I was like, Okay, maybe maybe somebody's gonna wanna you know what I mean? So and then that kicked off and that straight up turned into a side hustle, you know? I mean, it was it was straight up bringing in revenue for me, and I was like, Yeah, it was a blessing. Yeah, so yeah, and I also read somewhere else that you were about to, like, stop doing Tik TAKS where your daughter is convinced you to keep on going. Yeah, that was after I got the first viral one on. You know, when I started to talk, it was, uh get up dance with Harvey Bass. Did I think he was the first one? I mimicked his dance and did my parody and whatever, and then yeah, it got a million 2000 views. A million 200,000 views in two days. I think it was. And then, like I said, I got 30 or 40,000 followers overnight for that one. By the time they left back to Montana, I was up to, like, sixties, 60,000 followers or something. And that's when I was like Okay, well, I went viral, you know, I did with other people my age. Can't you know, on the app, you know, like, Hey, I'm done, you know? And then that's when, like, that's when my oldest daughter, Angelea, was like, No, you're not, you know, like you actually got people falling. You You know, your people commenting to you, you don't read the comments, you know, they're all good comments and everything. You're making people smile, you know? Just keep doing something. I was like, Well, what the heck do you want me to do? You know, because I still was lost and what I was gonna do on tick tock. That's why I mixed it up with acting. You know what I mean? And dancing and whatever. Like I said, I ain't no actor. I ain't never took no acting classes. I ain't never took no dance classes. You know what I mean? You know, I'm a skater, but I can't really, really skate skate, you know, like pro skaters and everything. But yeah, I could get down on the vert and everything like that. I could do some flatlands tricks and stuff, you know, something like that. But yeah, you know, pro skater, you know, but yeah, and it just works out. You know, It's just it's like, so dope, you know, it's awesome. And then tell me, tell me a little bit more how the ocean spray came about and, like, how they give you...

...a truck. I was just sitting at home one day, You know what I mean? And then I get a knock on the door. I see my daughter getting up, walking around in and out, acting all weird. But it was because at the time she was handling my interviews and everything you know, s I was letting her try to do this and this. So to me, it was natural. So I was just saying like, Okay, whatever. But then she leaves in and I hear a knock. You know, and then I'm just like the heck she's knocking on the door for. She just left, you know? So I get up and I go over the door and she's just like, sit there and there's a kind of a guy behind her and everything. Then, yeah, they just played it out, like, came around the corner. She's like, Oh, she's pretty want to talk to you? I was like, What do you mean? You know, I look outside like I said, I see in the truck, and then I see all the juice and it didn't snap into my head to me. I seen juice. So I was like, Okay, they brought me a bunch of juice in one of their trucks s Oh, I was just like, cool, you know? And then the guy that came out to me when he started talking to him, he's like this truck. I was like, No way seeing the signs and said my name. I was like, Man, that's crazy. And then even before that, or after that, I was like, Okay, well, they're gonna take it away because I ain't got no money to pay taxes on this or nothing. You know what I mean? And going into prices, right? Type stuff, You know what I mean? I remember stories of people saying, Yeah, I want this, but I couldn't get it because I didn't pay taxes on their or whatever. So I was like, Okay, well, I'm fucked there. So then, yeah, played it off and everything. And then at the end, I was like, Hey, you guys gonna take the keys? Whatever. You know what I mean? Just sitting there waiting for somebody to take it. And then no, they took it and they're like, Well, ocean spray. And then they said that ocean spray is just gonna take care of everything. And then when they help me out with, like I said with insurance, everything they paid the taxes on and everything you know, like I said, ocean spray stepped up. Like like no other man. That's crazy. I get big shout out to them, You know what I mean? They helped me out. Like like no other. You know, like I said, it was straight up. Just love. You know what I mean? And it just came out of nowhere. It was dope, you know, just can expect, given crazy exposure. Yeah, but you know, it's crazy, though. Yeah, it's just on. Look, what I mean is, when What is the time? I forgot when was what month was that? You posted the video? It was on September 25th. Yeah, you're never gonna forget that one, right, My lady? Make sure I don't. Because every time I before you know, like I said, fire things, I always get everything you know. But then, like I said after every month, she's like, you know, it's been a month, and then, you know, it's been a month, you know, two months, you know? Now, you know, it's been only three months now, and I'm like, Damn, you know, it really has only been, like, three months going on for now. You know what I mean? Just like, that's crazy. Yeah. Uh, have you quit your 9 to 5 job? Basically, Yeah. I told him I was gonna go back. If you know, things don't pan out in whatever. I just haven't been back. So you know what I mean. So yeah, hopefully, you know, pull my dad, you know, I mean, like, anything, you know, you could get lucky with anything. I tell my kids, you know, you can find them. You know, I don't know what it is mean finding something, you know, Like just something to get something so I could get my dad out of Dam warehouse. You know what I mean? Hopefully my merch cells do something like that, You know,...

...or something, You know, like I said, Shut up. Assume he's too because yes, big things going on with them, you know? Are you about to collab with them? Yeah, I got my merchant. Everything coming out on there, got his dad necklaces, hopefully coming out there and a bunch of many stores, you know? Hell, yeah. All right. So what? How many? How many interviews have you been doing that? Has there been anything? Like what? What other, like, crazy things you've been doing? Yeah, I just I do almost interviews almost daily. You know what I mean? Just podcasts and everything like that. Just getting my name out there and everything. Hopefully, I want to do some more things with the rail and be real TV. And Felipe Esparza, hopefully, you know, just meet up with him, you know, He's a cool guy. I did his podcast as well. Yeah, it's just like I said, It's just new things and new experiences, you know? And I'm glad I got to take my family with me at times. I get glad I get to just chill. You know, it's just awesome. Nothing but love, you know? Yeah, for sure. I know you're from Idaho. Are you still living there now? Yeah, I always You know what I mean? I'm at home all day, you know, e love You guys got the best potatoes, right? Believe that. You know what I mean? If you get potatoes anywhere else, you don't even know. You know. Uh, so yeah. So you also got you got Was this true that you've got to buy a new house in cash? Yeah, And it was That was mostly thanks to all my fans and my soldiers. I call them soldiers. You know what I mean? The same fans on whatever it to me is it is like, not soldiers. Exactly. 20 soldiers, my 4 20 soldiers. And like I said, just when the donations came, you know, I didn't go out and ask for donations or anything like that. It just came. Like I said, God send. You know, people seen it. They wanted to help me out, You know what I mean? It was it was a blessing, man. And it was just crazy the amount that came in. And when it came up to the point where they was like, you can't even get a house, because your credit, you know, because I was like, I got a down payment for a house. Now, you know, I'm good. I could do this and this, and they're like, No, you can't. You know, you got bad credit. You know, you gotta pay this off before anything. You do this before anything. And I was like, man and then So I had this money and where I've seen it again to the potential to where I could get a down payment and all that. You know, I decided to save and stop spending it and giving it to everybody or whatever, you know, because I was spreading something around to my family and friends, you know? And like I said, it got to a point where I was like, OK, I need to start saving up because I'm in an RV, you know, and I don't want to stay in or damn RV, you know? So and then when I see it, I get up there. And then my management started talking to me about some gigs that she had lined up. I did the math in my head to where it made more sense just to save until I got enough to pay for a house. You know what I mean? Like I said, God bless. That moment came quick. I went to l. A got work after work, you know, gig after gig. Just hustled like I said, you know, because that's what I do. I work. I didn't, You know, I don't plan on stopping. I just want to keep moving, you know? And, you know, I'm just wanna make money, you know? I mean, just like I said, I've been working since I was...

...14, in and out of potato warehouses. You know, I've done paying construction all that. You know, I've been at the same warehouse for since the year 2000, you know? So I'm done laboring. You know what I mean? If I can you know what I mean. if I could be done with all that and get my dad out and help everybody else, you know around me, then then I hope that it can happen. You know what I mean? And if not, like I said, that's all I've ever done was work. So there ain't no shame in my game in going back toe work. You know what I mean? If I have to Yeah, for sure. Now that now the price just went up. E think everyone just, uh I think a lot of people just like because you're you're just, like, positive vibes. I could just tell right now, just like you've been positive. Like the whole interview and everything. Um, like, what? What advice would you give to people, uh, that were trying to go viral like you on sick talk. Basically, what I got from Gary V, You know what I mean? He's good influence speaker that I listened to When all that is just put content out. You know what I mean. Don't be scared to put anything out. You know, if you think it's dumb or anything, you know, if you don't like the video, put it out. You know what I mean? Somebody else might like it. You know what I mean? And just like I said, just keep content out. Put content out. You know what I mean? That's like, that's all I ever remember when I say his name, you know, shit like that, But yeah, definitely. No, I think that's that's what I like about tic tac to. It's just like you could just, like, post whatever. And it might not blow up right away and my blow up, like, five days later so you could just be yourself. You know what I mean? That's what pays. You know what I mean? It's just the smiles, and that's what I get from it. You know what I mean? That's a help me along. You know what I mean? And if not, you can laugh at yourself being dumb. You know what I mean? Yeah, for sure. What about I forgot to ask you. What about Fleetwood Mac? Did they reach out to you like personally? Yeah. Mick Fleetwood reached out to me a couple of times, you know, and hey, actually sent me a happy birthday on my birthday, A video message and everything. It was dope. You know what I mean? It touched me in my heart, you know that He read went out and did that on his own time and everything. And yeah, if I can ever in the future, when this covert stuff knocks out, Knox comes down, you know, whatever. We can never meet. You know, that'd be that'd be awesome. I just want to say, shout out to them. You know, Mick Fleetwood, Stevie Nicks, Lindsey Buckingham, all of them. And, yeah, you know, shot to sleep with men for sure. Are you ready for the average of savage questions? Sure. What's your favorite song right now? My favorite song right now. I had to look up real quick, E. I was looking at what I was listening to, but no e, I would say in 17 people. That's what I've been listening to lately. You know, pop out is what I started listening to you when I got listening to them. So, yeah. Got you any dream Tic tac's you want to do with somebody else? I want to do something with Bella porch. You know what I mean? She's popping, you know, but yeah, that probably impossible. Oh, yeah, I saw some other thing where it was like, I think it was like guys traveled to you or something in the car. And then you did like, a tick tock dance with them. What was that? Well, yeah, Benny Benny that I can't remember his name. But it's been e There's something but yeah, And what they dio traveled across country toe do One came...

...from like North. I think it was North Carolina are extended. Can't remember that Now I think it was Carolina. So are, Ah, Nebraska. Something like that R Ohio or some shit like that. But yeah, they came out, they decked out their car and my when my face all over it, and they drove all the way from point A to L. A. You know what I mean? And then they met me while I was there. I've seen it on tick tock. That's when I reached out Thio told my management, you know, look at these guys. They're coming from here, and they're like, No way are you gonna meet him? And I was like, Hell, yeah, You know what I mean? Why not? You know, they came all this way. Let's do it. We did it kicking with them. Did a video get a couple videos? You know what I mean? And then got to skate with them. Meet him. And like I said, it's dope. I got me each and every one of them. Follow him on all of them on instagram. I'll be doing a little video because I'm gonna dare him to do something. You know, he wants me to get him to do something. So I've been thinking of what I want to do to have him do it. I'm thinking if I want to make him do something crazy or making do something, just, you know, some from the earth or something like that, You know what I mean? Because yeah, we didn't start getting Earth back together for daring to plan a couple of trees or something like that. You know what I mean or something? Um, yeah, I know. Like you said, it's like covert time and things like that. But has there been any, like, crazy fan moments where you're just like, walking around and like, people just like pulled up to you? Oh, that's everywhere. Everywhere they still like. I said When I got done with my covert quarantine here and everything and I walked around, I was like, Okay, they're gonna give me space. They're gonna be like, Yo, dude, you just got done with Cove it, you know, on this and now you want to be near you. I had my mask on everything I was, you know, everything you know, it's where you can even see me on. And, you know, I don't small. So I guess they knew I was just by the looks, I guess. I don't know. But yeah, they come straight up straight up, they can get a picture again to them like, Whoa, all right, whatever. Cool. You know, But it's cool, because lately, now I've been, you know, no matter what, mask up every picture now or whatever. Or if I take it off it, we keep space, you know? Because, like I said, it's still you just gotta take it seriously. You know what I mean? That shit's fucked up. Yeah. Yeah, for sure. What about what are your goals for 2021? My goal is basically like I said is to help my mom and dad out more you know, just I want to get them, make sure they're straight, and I wanna make sure my dad don't have to work, you know? He's 62 63 years old, you know, or whatever. And yeah, it's about time for him to stop already. E just wanna pay back. And like I said, I wanna pay for people. You know what I mean and shit like that. You know, everybody keeps telling, you know, you don't you know, you need to you know, you deserve this and this and this, But, you know, that's the type of person I am. You know, e just like Thio like to help out people, you know, and shout out to my mom and my dad. You know, they raised me up that way. You know what I mean? Tell me with respect and everything, you know? Yeah. Yeah, definitely. What about? Do you have any, like, favorite sports teams? Their favorite sports Washington Redskins, Utah Jazz Lakers, Obviously. But yeah, I don't really have been really watched it since then, you know, But like I said, I've been watching my Redskins. Obviously, you...

...know, all I can say, I was gonna ask your Native American, right? Yeah. So what? What do you think about the name change? I don't like you Don't mean I don't agree with it. I know there's a lot of people that don't agree with that as well That are native. You know, Like I said, we embrace a lot of words, you know, we embrace Savage, you know, but Redskins. I know a lot of people. A lot of us embraced it as well. I know a lot of people don't like it, you know? So it's all on opinion, you know? And I think I think they should have left it, in my opinion, you know, and seeing the native, you know, emblem on, you know, the helmet and everything to me, that was, you know, powerful. You know, it was assembling. And it was a good symptom in my in my perspective, you know? So yeah, and they could have changed Name the Washington Skins or something like that, You know, You know, if they if they want it, so they're still renaming it, Maybe you could help them rename it exactly or just give it back. You know, e. I think so. I think there's still hopefully they still like. Yeah, like you said, the Yeah, the emblem. Hopefully, they still use that because, I mean, you know what I mean. They're one of the company's logo. So yeah, with the Indians to or just keep the feathers on it. Yeah, and then the Cleveland Indians and all that. You know what I mean? They just Yeah, everybody just needs to knock it off, man. Well, I appreciate you coming on. And could you let the listeners know where they could follow? You have Follow me at dog phase two away on I G. Follow me at 420 dog. Phase two away on instagram and Yeah, go check out my merch. Go get a dab, Nicholas. What do you know when the when the merch is dropping? In a week? Yeah, from what I heard in a weekend zoom, ease and everything like that. So we'll be popping out with new lineup of everything, You know what I mean. So it's gonna be it's gonna fly. Going to zoom is and get one, then you What? What? You got any previews yet? Or not? You didn't put anything out yet? No, they had some. But they said I supposed to get the rest today, but I gave a bunch of way to some of these people that are walking by on the street. Thea e, hold it up and I'll put it on. Have one just to hold up for now. I don't, uh e just dogface all it has my picture. Then there's another one with embroidered emblem of me on a skateboard with juice Has a mustache and everything. You know, just little little guy, and it says dogface to await on it. Yeah, it's crazy what this dog face shots out to average a savage.

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